Fans Share Theories About Jim Carrey Movies That Are Wild Enough To Be True

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Vote up the most interesting fan theories from Jim Carrey's filmography.

Jim Carrey has the type of memorable career that so many actors wish for. From iconic '90s comedies perfected with his specific physical-comedy style to showcasing his acting chops in emotional and dramatic roles, Jim Carrey has proved time and time again that he'll forever be one of our favorites. We managed to compile a list of fan theories all about Jim Carrey's filmography and the characters in them. 

Which fan theory do you believe could be true? Vote up your favorites!


  • 1
    14 VOTES

    The Truman Show Is Running Out Of Money

    The Truman Show Is Running Out Of Money
    Photo: The Truman Show / Paramount Pictures

    From Redditor u/Gameran:

    I love The Truman Show. It's probably my favorite movie, well, ever. One thing that's always bothered me about the film, however, is how quickly it comes apart at the seams. A perfect storm. Why would a light fall from the sky? Why would Truman's father just show up, getting past everything? Why is Truman only questioning his life, now? Simple. The show is running out of money.

    Sure, the show can lose money, but why?

    The show is becoming monotonous. That's why they want Truman to have a kid. Just Truman and Meryl is starting to get boring, even Truman is feeling the monotony in his daily life. A man being bored for twenty-four hours a day isn't exciting television. With the baby, the show gets a whole new dynamic, a new character as real as Truman. A potential new show. A new show means new profits. It means a new dynamic as Truman begins to become more “boring”, but Truman won't budge. The show wasn't brought down by random chance. It just couldn't sustain itself under its own weight.

    [Read the full theory here]

    14 votes
  • 2
    10 VOTES

    After 'The Truman Show' Ended The Set Was Repurposed For The WestWorld Theme Park

    From Redditor u/TitanicMan:

    Young Man In Black visited the original WestWorld before creating the Truman show. He was inspired and wanted to do the same thing, but inverse. Instead of focusing on what's fake, he wanted to focus on what's real, which is how someone reacted to what's fake. This inspiration led to his pursuit of taking Delos from his brother in law by any means necessary. Along with many other businesses, Delos ran The Truman Show.

    After Truman escaped, there was no more Truman show. They had this giant multimillion-dollar set, where every inch was monitored and they can control every aspect. All that was going to go to waste, so he contacted his inspiration and gave his technology, his property, his shares in the company, and what he learned with Truman to Ford and Arnold so they could effectively expand on his favorite park, and also with hopes the host he fell in love with the first time may become real someday with this boost. By doing this, he found a new way to continue profit with the leftovers from The now-cancelled Truman Show.

    Along with the Truman studio, WestWorld also acquired endless amounts of footage showing literally every moment and behavior of basically someone's whole life. They used this infinite amount of intimate knowledge to create the newer hosts. They were able to emulate Truman himself as a base for newer hosts, and also how actors/hosts could cover their tracks and hide the fourth wall from guests.

    10 votes
  • 3
    27 VOTES

    Ace Ventura Is A Maturing Superhero

    Ace Ventura Is A Maturing Superhero
    Photo: Ace Ventura: Pet Detective / Warner Bros.

    From Redditor u/patrckhh20:

    Ace Ventura is not merely a pet-detective. He is endowed with superhuman powers. However, it is not known how he acquired these powers, and he is only just learning to use them. Ace's superhuman abilities are seen in four ways.

    1. He is able to catch a bullet with his teeth. This was a bullet fired at relatively close range, and Ace not only has the speed to catch it, but also the strength to stop it without it putting a single crack in his teeth.
    2. He survives a violent shark attack. This was a fully grown great white shark. It had Ace in its mouth, and from the way Ace was being jerked back and forth around the tank, the shark was clearly trying to rip him apart. Ace walks away from this without a scratch.
    3. He survives violent car crashes. Ace drives so recklessly he makes his car spin multiple times. Again, he walks away from this without a scratch.
    4. He is able to communicate with animals. Ace is able to keep a skunk parrot, monkey, squirrel, iguana, dog, cat, raccoon, penguin, and others, living in his apartment. These animals couldn't naturally live together, but they could if Ace can communicate with them to make them be peaceful. Also, when Ace is in his apartment contemplating the connection between Einhorn and Finkle, he tells his monkey to "rewind," and the monkey does so promptly. Ace says this so abruptly and spontaneously, it does not seem that the monkey was trained to rewind, but rather does so because Ace is communicating with him.

    Since Ace is only a maturing superhero, he has not yet gained full control of his powers, which explains why he is not always able to use them. (Like when he is not able to communicate with the albino bird that he is trying to capture.)

    27 votes
  • 4
    26 VOTES

    People Watch 'The Truman Show' Because They Crave The Idyllic Small-Town Life

    Fromm Redditor u/Cheeseanonioncrisps:

    In reality, the Truman show would not do very well. People would probably switch on for the first episode, to see him being born, but after a few episodes of Truman doing nothing but crying and sh*tting himself, they'd probably get bored and turn off again.

    They might switch on to see him take his first steps and say his first word, but ultimately Truman really couldn't be counted on to be interesting for the majority of the time until he was about eight— after all, how many really popular TV shows star toddlers? (And don't say Rugrats!)

    But even then it would probably fail, because the director seems to be really bad at actually making a good TV show. 

    Though small town living, where you only have a few people living in an area, would basically vanish. Every small town would get absorbed by the cities. That's why people watch the Truman show. A show about a guy who lives in an idyllic small town ("Seahaven is how he world should be") and goes through life events that, before, would have been ordinary, but are now a novelty. People are riveted watching Truman sell insurance, because their own jobs have loads more people working for them and are incredibly stressful because of that and because the high population means that anyone can be replaced. Somebody finding their job fairly easy is a relic of a bygone era. People like to leave him on all night because they are living vicariously through him.

    That is the only way I think you could get anyone to watch a real life Truman Show.

    [Read the full theory here]

    26 votes
  • 5
    18 VOTES

    Bruce Is Actually Allowed To Tell People About His Powers

    Bruce Is Actually Allowed To Tell People About His Powers
    Photo: Bruce Almighty / Universal Pictures

    From Redditor u/DragoTime:

    In the film Bruce Almighty the title character receives all of God's powers, with only two rules; he can't affect free will, and he can't tell anyone he's God.

    Most people have taken this to mean Bruce must keep his powers a secret, but I don't think that's the case. Bruce cannot tell anyone he's God. However, that would be a lie anyway, since Bruce is not God. The rules do not prohibit Bruce telling the truth, that he is simply borrowing God's powers. Or he could just do something like claim he wished on a genie or something and got those powers. Plenty of ways he could claim to be omnipotent without actually claiming to be God. We even see him pretty openly use his powers, such as on the thugs, or when he made Grace have orgasms, so the rules are apparently pretty lax already.

    So I put it to you that Bruce actually could tell people about his powers, provided he didn't claim to actually be God.

    18 votes
  • 6
    25 VOTES

    Fletcher Reede Could Figure Out Truths That He Didn't Already Know In 'Liar Liar'

    From Redditor u/iamjacksheart:

    So in the movie Liar Liar, Jim Carrey's character (Fletcher) can't lie due to his son's wish. In one scene, he is in front of a judge and needs some time to think so he asks for a bathroom break. It goes down like this:

    Fletcher: Your honor, would the court be willing to grant me a short bathroom break? Judge: Can't it wait? Fletcher: Yes it can. But I've heard that if you hold it you could damage the prostate gland, making it very difficult to get an erection, or even become aroused! Judge: Is that true? Fletcher: It has to be!

    This leads me to believe that either he didn't have to actually know the truth to tell it, that whatever granted his son's wish, be it God, the universe, or a flying spaghetti monster, decides what the truth is. He could make up a fact and if it's true, he could say it. He could possibly figure things out by process of elimination. Stuff like when is he going to die, or what happens after death, etc. That or he was only able to say that because it might not be true that holding it could damage the prostate, what is true is that he HEARD that it could.

    25 votes